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Legislators completed the last day of the 2018 legislative session on Wednesday, March 28, after working through the weekend to finalize the state budget.
While many significant pieces of legislation did not make it through the process this year, several did and are now being signed into law by the Governor.
More and more Americans are joining the chorus that Facebook’s hoarding of data about its users, which has fueled its phenomenal growth, is not a good thing for us individually or as a nation. And it’s music to my ears.
Tom Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints who died Thursday at age 90, is being praised for many things by the National Football League and others. For all his good works, the one thing he clearly knew how to do better than anything else was handle money.
There were two surprises recently in the gun-right debate. One was that Florida lawmakers and the governor agreed on a bill that raised the age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, included long weapons in a three-day waiting period for purchase, and banned bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic the rapid fire of automatic weapons.
The deadline to consider revenue and appropriations bills that originated in the Senate occurred this week. Among other things, these bills detail how much money will be appropriated to a number of different state boards and departments.
We are about halfway through the legislation session, and the House of Representatives has passed nearly all legislation onto the Senate, with deadlines remaining only for tax and spending bills.